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Depression is a mental health disorder characterised by a constant low mood which affects your everyday life and activities. There are many different types of depression and depression can be triggered by many different factors. It is important to understand these different forms of depression so you can understand your mental health more and to make sure you get the best help and information that suits you.

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also referred to as SAD, is a type of depression which people find prevalent during certain seasons throughout the year. It is normal to feel low moods or lack of…


Social Media is increasingly a part of our everyday lives, we use it to talk to friends and family, to get information and to upload pictures of events in our lives. However, it may be the case that we are spending too much time on social media, with the average British person checking their phone 28 times per day. This is a problem as too much social media use has been found to have an effect on the way we feel and can even lead to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

Social media is here to stay…


Social Media is defined as online media that allows its users to communicate, share ideas and find information using the internet. Popular examples of social media include Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On these sites, users can voice their opinions, share photos, interact with each other and find out information about the world around them. While Social Media has many positive aspects, it has been suggested that spending too much time online can increase feelings of loneliness and isolation leading to negative effects on user’s mental health, especially with anxiety and depression. …


It can be challenging when you have a loved one that suffers from PTSD. It is a disorder that tends to interfere with their everyday life. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. These are discussed below.

Understand PTSD

It is a good idea to read as much information on PTSD as you can. Understanding PTSD and how it works will help you to recognize the ways that your loved one is affected, and the ways that you can help.

To read more information on PTSD, you can view our pages on PTSD and getting help…


It can be hard knowing that your loved one is suffering from depression. Especially when it is causing problems in their everyday life. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. These are discussed below.

Understand depression

It is a good idea to read as much information about depression as you can. It is possible that your loved one does not even know that they are suffering from depression. Understanding depression and how it works will help you to recognize the signs that your loved one needs help.

To read more information on depression, you can view…


OCD, which stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, is an anxiety disorder which affects many people, its main characteristics being obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. A person with OCD may have repetitive, distressing thoughts and feelings and cope with these thoughts by completing ‘rituals’ they feel will stop their anxiety. Symptoms of OCD also include feelings of guilt and temporary relief after completing these ‘rituals’.

OCD is often wrongly assumed to be a disorder based upon cleanliness and tidiness. …


The coronavirus pandemic brings about struggles and worries for everyone, whether that’s to do with health, work, finances or friends and family. In a lockdown, we’re forced to spend more time indoors and change our whole routines which inevitably has had an effect on our mental health. In fact, the likelihood of an adult experiencing depression has doubled (one in five) from what it was before the pandemic (one in ten).

Every day we make sure we are keeping ourselves physically healthy. We practise social distancing, wear our face masks, wash our hands regularly and work from home. Due to…


It can be challenging when you have a loved one that suffers from OCD. Especially, when the OCD interferes with their everyday life. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. These are discussed below.

Understand OCD

It is a good idea to read as much information on OCD as you can. Understanding OCD and how it works will help to recognize the ways that your loved one is affected, and the ways that you can help.

To read more information on OCD, you can view our pages on OCD and getting help for OCD.

Help them…


It can be challenging when you have a loved one that has been diagnosed with a conduct disorder. It is a disorder that affects the child’s behaviour, as well as others in the child’s life. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. These are discussed below.

Understand conduct disorders

It is a good idea to read as much information about conduct disorders as you can. Understanding this disorder and what it means, can help you to recognize the ways that your loved one is affected and the ways that you can help.

To read more information…


We all know that mental health problems can be treated through therapy and medication, but it is also important for you, the individual to look after yourself and there are things you can do to make living with a mental health problem easier. This blog post will outline some of the things you can do to help you if you are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly known as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder which can arise after an individual has witnessed, or has been involved with distressing, traumatic and frightening events. These events may…

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